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dc.contributor.authorBrouwers, Jessie
dc.contributor.authorDe Bosscher, Veerle
dc.contributor.authorSotiriadou, Popi
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:04:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:15:52Z
dc.identifier.issn1441-3523
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.smr.2012.05.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47111
dc.description.abstractTalent identification at a young age is deemed essential for many national sporting organisations to increase the chances of success for their players on the international stage. Talent identification methods can be imprecise and national tennis associations and coaches often identify talent based on performances at youth tournaments and junior rankings. However, not much is known about the relationship between the international competition performances of young tennis players and later success. This relationship is explored in this study using comparisons based on: (a) the results of 3521 players at U14 youth tournaments; (b) the rankings of 377 junior players (U18) by the International Tennis Federation; (c) the rankings of 727 professional male players by the Association of Tennis Professionals; and (d) the rankings of 779 professional players by the Women's Tennis Association. Junior performances (U18) and performances at youth tournaments (U14) appear to have a low success rate in predicting later success. No distinct age was found at which players should start to perform in order to be successful at the professional level. It is concluded that even though good performances at young ages increase athletes' chances to become elite players, they are not a precondition for achieving later success. Therefore, this study informs talent scouts, sport development officers, coaches and high performance managers of the role that performances at international youth competitions may play in talent identification in tennis.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom461
dc.relation.ispartofpageto475
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport Management Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleAn examination of the importance of performances in youth and junior competition as an indicator of later success in tennis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorSotiriadou, Popi
gro.griffith.authorBrouwers, Jessie


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